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The human rights group also alleged that authorities “planted pieces of evidence” and “perjured testimonies” against the accused
“Such charges are meant to harass and intimidate human rights defenders and journalists to report on the facts and ferret out the truth"
Karapatan slammed the “unsolicited visits” as “blatant invasion of privacy” and “ill-disguised threat and harassment”
HRW found no compelling evidence that the Philippine government was seriously investigating the killings
Karapatan expressed support for the refiling of bills seeking the enactment of the proposed measure before the 19th Congress
UN Special Rapporteur Mary Lawlor called on the Philippine government to protect human rights defenders in the country
Karapatan said the arrest and charges leveled against Macapanpan are “reprisals on her advocacy work for the environment"
She worked with martial law survivors and rights advocates in pursuing the class action suit against the estate of the late dictator Marcos
Until the time of her death, Enriquez worked for the release of political prisoners and the dismissal of trumped up charges against detainees
Rights group Karapatan said the court’s decision noted that the doctor has been denied due process when she was arrested and imprisoned